Melia Puerto Vallarta Summary
Ideal for: Couples looking for an affordable resort that is perfect families, has a great beach, excellent food, and nice rooms.
The Melia Puerto Vallarta is a perfect choice for destination weddings geared around families that won’t break the bank. Furthermore, people find this to be an upscale and children orientated resort. With its large pool complex, a big kids’ club and playground, and a wide range of food and drinks, there’s something to please everyone here.
Additionally, tall accommodation towers and naked concrete pillars support a stadium-like network of girders and joists in the impressive atrium. Turquoise ponds set into a floor of multicolored marble mark the lobby entrance. So, the eclectically furnished space captures refreshing breezes, and an aqueduct fountain beyond spills into the sizeable lagoon snaking across the grounds. Also, Mexican crafts and furnishings join two pool tables and a giant birdcage that reaches to the ceiling. Coffee and pastries are laid out here each morning, as are afternoon beverages.
When you are ready to eat, stairs drop to the specialty restaurant, and the all-purpose buffet restaurant is in an attractive two-tiered palapa by the pool and beach. Also on tap is an open-air Mexican place serving dinners only, and an air-conditioned one offering Italian meals. You and your guests will appreciate the different nightly entertainment that is great for the whole family. Also, an eight-foot seawall separates the narrow gray-sand beach with palapas from the huge, heated free-form pool flanked with two whirlpools. Reportedly inspired by Picasso’s Paloma de la Paz, it features a swim-up bar, walk-in entries and a Flintstones-themed children’s section with an adjoining playground. A DJ keeps the music blaring, and pool activities hopping during the day and offer nightclub tours after dark.
Lastly, enjoy watersports at Melia Puerto Vallarta from windsurfing to fishing, two lighted tennis courts, one squash court, a batting cage, archery, a game room and a climbing wall round out recreational offerings. The commercially appointed rooms are of standard size (around 400 sq ft) and most open to balconies. Bed-sensitive guests should request the M Experience rooms, which provide pillow-top mattresses with duvets, as well as coffeemakers, minibars stocked with soft drinks and beer, massaging showerheads in the baths, and nightly turndown service.